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Pasco County detective hurt in crash

12:59 PM, Sep 12, 2013   |    comments
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Spring Hill, Florida -- An on-duty deputy with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office was injured in a car crash in Spring Hill Thursday morning.

It happened at Highway 41 and State Road 52 around 10:47 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol says Detective James Gariepy was driving in his unmarked patrol car when he made a left-turn, and into the path of a Jeep driven by 18-year-old Elizabeth Pine. As a result, Pine's Jeep crashed into Gariepy's car.

Gariepy was taken to Bayonet Hospital with serious injuries, but that he is stable.

FHP says Gariepy was at a traffic light when he made his turn, but the light had a flashing yellow left turn arrow.

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